Solo performed on 24 April 1998 at the Esplanade Opéra de Saint-Etienne in a lyrical programme based on solitude directed by Antoine Bourseiller combining the French creation of Phaedra by Benjamin Britten and La Voix humaine by Francis Poulenc.
Accompanied by four of the Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Op.10, by Benjamin Britten, Pierre de Lune [Moonstone] is a languid and violent solo which evokes an abandoned woman’s solitude. Like a piece of a distant star, the moonstone becomes the subject of a memory.
Performed on 24 April 1998
at the Esplanade Opéra de Saint-Etienne
Music Benjamin Britten
Choreography, set and costumes Thierry Malandain
Lighting design Oswald Roose
Full length of the performance 10 minutes
Ballet for 1 dancer
Dancer Nathalie Verspecht
Video by Georges Flores